In the Footsteps
of Bashō: small group travel in Japan
with a focus on Japanese Literature
A Bit of
Ourselves – Haiku by the Gourds Team
Welcome to A Hundred Gourds.
Our journal's name is taken from a haiku by
Chiyo-ni (1703–1775), who is widely regarded as
one of the greatest haiku poets of the Edo period:
Please read the editors link
for biographical information about the AHG Team.
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each section of the journal. As this is the last
issue of A Hundred Gourds, we
are no longer accepting submissions.
The translation of
Chiyo-ni's poem – hyakunari ya tsuru hitosuji
no kokoro yori – is from Chiyo-ni -
Woman Haiku Master, Patricia Donegan and
Yoshie Ishbashi; Charles E. Tuttle Publishing Co.,
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